Kensington 8K Race Takes Place This Saturday, September 23

by MCS Staff

Since 1994, the Kensington 8K Race has been one of the most popular DC area fall races. It’s described as a “fun, fast event with beauty, challenge, and excitement” and this year it takes place on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

“Known throughout the DC Area as a true community race – parents and kids cheering on each other and welcomed visitors running through our Town and Rock Creek Park.” Four local schools – Kensington Parkwood ES, North Bethesda MS, Silver Creek MS, and Walter Johnson HS – benefit from race proceeds, with more than $250,000 raised since 2009.

At Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, you’ll find Bib & T-Shirt Pick-Up, as well as On-Site Registration.  Friday 12-8pm and Saturday 7-8:15am. You may park in Town Hall parking lot on Friday, but not on Saturday. Start & Finish Line are now both next to Town Hall on Armory Avenue. The Post-Race Festival is held in  adjacent Reinhardt Park.

Parking available at:

St. Paul’s Lot @ 10401 Armory @ Knowles

Union Garage @ 10401 Connecticut & Knowles

HOC Lot @ 10400 Detrick & Knowles

Warner Lot @ 10200 Connecticut @ Prospect

No.Train Lot @ 10500 Metropolitan & St. Paul

Bib & T-Shirt Pick-Up
& On-Site Registration

  • Friday, 9/22/23, 12:00-8:00pm
  • Saturday, 9/23/23, 7:00-8:15am

Race Day – Saturday, 9/23/23

  • 7:45am | Festival Starts
  • 7:45am | 2 Mile Start
  • 8:30am | 8K Start
  • ​8:35am | 1K Start
  • 9:30am | Awards
  • 9:45am | Event Ends

Additional information can be found here.


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